Planning a trip to New Zealand from the USA? One of the first things you need to know is how to get here, and you probably think that "Down Under" is a long flight? The good news is that it may not take as long as you think, and airlines (especially our mates at Air New Zealand) are working really hard to make your flight super comfortable and fun.

Updated 2018 for the new Air New Zealand flights to Chicago:

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For many years New Zealand has been a coveted destination. More people are discovering this piece of paradise after great shout outs from publications like Lonely Planet and Conde Nast Traveler. So, it’s time you got there and had a look for yourself. In this article we'll offer our suggestions for a three week itinerary of New Zealand, covering both the North and South Islands.

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Are you looking for something different to do in New Zealand you won’t find on Trip Advisor or in a travel guide? Something unique, something unusual that’s truly ‘off the beaten track.’

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New Zealand is a small country in the South Pacific. It consists of two large islands referred to as the North and Souths Islands, as well as many smaller ones. With a coastline of 9,400 miles and spectacular mountains, it’s coastal, it’s rugged and it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

The terrain and activities are diverse and it’s an awesome country to visit. You won’t be disappointed. People are very friendly and it’s a safe place to be.

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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The “best” of anything is always hard to determine. Everyone wants value and great experiences but we're all different. With group tour companies, "the best" for you might not be the same for someone else. The best of anything is subjective. When trying to find the tour that will give you an outstanding experience, check the details! It's sometimes the small things that make or break a trip.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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Here’s a handy article with everything you’ll need to help you get ready for your New Zealand holiday, complete with a downloadable packing list. We’ll cover what clothing and other essential items you need to bring, plus a few handy tips to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Who are we? We’re MoaTrek, we’ve been running small group tours to the very best spots in New Zealand since 1971 and we’ve helped heaps of travellers get ready for their trip.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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New Zealand is one of the most naturally beautiful travel destinations in the world. Here are some great travel tips, common questions and important things to know before you go.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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We like to put the “how long should I visit New Zealand for?” question in the same category as “how long is a piece of string?”  The answer is, it depends. The short answer is 14 days as a minimum time frame for visiting both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. That’s roughly one week’s travel time for both islands and is just long enough for any visitor to experience the best of the country.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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So you’ve decided that New Zealand is the destination for your next holiday? We’re really glad you plan to visit our little paradise in the Pacific South West and we're sure you have a few questions. In this post, we'll take a look at a common question: How to travel around New Zealand?

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Planning a trip to New Zealand and still unsure of how to see the country? Jump online and you know you've got choice for your trip, you can travel in a group or do your own thing. Whether you're visiting the South, North or both islands, there's a lot to see and do in our beautiful country and no doubt you want to find the right fit for your trip. Here's a handy guide to group travel in New Zealand, including a comparison of group vs solo travel and some planning tips for your trip, from your friends at MoaTrek.

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